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Address: 133 Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE
Phone Number: (302) 226-2665
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A gem of Rehoboth Beach!

If you're a reader, you need to visit Browseabout on your first day in town. This is an independent bookstore that's been here for a good long time. Your book is HERE, not in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Lisa W
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67 reviews 67 reviews
25 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

If you're a reader, you need to visit Browseabout on your first day in town. This is an independent bookstore that's been here for a good long time. Your book is HERE, not in the outlet mall, you hear me? Be sure to check out their local interest section if you like to read about where you are. It's the... More 

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Washington Dc, District Of Columbia, Usa
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Broweseabout is an institution in downtown Rehoboth Beach. Wonderful independent bookstore that's been around since the 1970s. Great selection of books, lots of gifts and toys, cafe, etc. Friendly staff and a fun place just to hang out for awhile.

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Delaware
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

While cramped and crowded on a busy day, nothing compares to this store's selection of books or the connected Cafe. Unfortunately, they have few spots where you can actually sit down and READ a book.

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Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This store not only has a wide variety of books, but also a great selection of local interest material. But more than that, they have toys, unique gifts, stationary, and if that is not enough, you can relax with fresh brewed coffee or tea. An oasis at the shore.

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Reston
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63 reviews 63 reviews
20 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

There's a nice selection of books, including local interest, but this store really shines in the giftware and stationery lines. Just a short walk from the boardwalk, it's a great place to shop when you're tired of the sun and sand and don't need any typical beach resort souvenirs. I got greeting cards and books, after a pleasant browse around.

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Washington Dc, District Of Columbia, Usa
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

If you go to Rehoboth, visit Browseabout Books! Local bookstores have a tough go of it these days, and this is a great one not to be missed. Friendly staff, very good selection of books, including lots of obscure ones, and many other items like toys, games, gifts and a very nice coffee shop.

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Langhorne, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

A combination of a traditional bookstore (remember those?) with a coffee bar, and various small gift and décor items. Knowledgeable staff. Have Delaware and Staff Picks selections. Best sellers are reduced price. Locals and tourists frequent. Some used books. Pretty much THE place for books in the Rehoboth-Dewey area. There is a smaller book store in Bethany Beach.

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Lewes, Delaware
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65 reviews 65 reviews
4 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Nice local store to browse about. They have a limited assortment of books but also sell magazines, newspapers, cards, gifts, coffee, candy, lotions, etc. - think book store/gift shop. Centrally located right on Rehoboth Ave. about two blocks back from the beach. I have found that I can usually save substantially by purchasing books in hardcover from Amazon or Kindle.... More 

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Potomac, Maryland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The book store sells not just books, but cards, knick knacks, & games. I also really like their employee picks. They have a really nice selection and the staff is very helpful.

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Philadelphia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

With so few bookstores remaining, this one is a treasure. While the children's section is a little limited, the toys are a hit. My son loved going in to check out the trucks.

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